What is Ketamine
What is Ketamine?
The World Health Organization views Ketamine as an essential medication in health care.
Ketamine was first synthesized over 50 years ago. It was found to be a safer anesthetic and has been used regularly for anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world. Ketamine has a remarkedly safe track record and It is used in a variety of medical and surgical settings.
The major attraction to ketamine was its minimal effect on respiratory function, which prompted its use in the remote jungles of the Vietnam War and in operating rooms for patients with severe traumatic injuries. Ketamine has also become part of many general anesthetics to reduce the number of narcotics needed to fight pain.
Smaller doses of ketamine are also used routinely for children as a safe and reliable anesthetic.